Archive for August 2014

Abuse of Tramadol can be Deadly

Question: My son-in-law has used various drugs for several years. I now find Tramadol that he purchased on the internet. Is this drug dangerous and can you test for it? Answer: Tramadol is a painkiller that is often prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It works by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the…

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Concentrated marijuana product has the highest levels of psychoactive THC

Drug dealers are peddling a concentrated marijuana product called Wax that looks and feels like lip balm and packs a kick equivalent to smoking 15-20 joints of weed. Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax during a recent drug bust. Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer reported that the drug ring was selling the…

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School drug testing students hair starting this fall

Betty Sup, a retired Creighton Prep technology teacher, practices cutting a hair sample from student council member Adam Turner, 17, during a demonstration Wednesday at the school on how to properly collect and handle samples for drug testing. The school hopes to test about 80 percent of its students this year. About a dozen administrators…

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